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i would like to see that ed gillespie never becomes governor. "this week" with george stephanopoulos starts right now. >> going it alone. >> it's step by step by step. >> president trump takes action against the affordable care act. eliminating insurance subsidies. >> one by one, it's going the come down. we're going to have great health care in our country. >> is the president repealing obamacare on his own? nancy pelosi and susan collins are here to weigh in. plus -- >> iran is not living up to the spirit of the deal. >> defying america's closest alice and most of his top advisers, trump desert if is the iran deal.
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will the deal survive or will iran respond by restarting its nuclear program? and steve bannon unleashed. >> it's a season of war against a gop establishment. >> is he waging a civil war with trump's blessing? our powerhouse "roundtable" here to discuss that and more. we'll break down the politics, smoke out the spin. the facts that matter here this week. good morning. candidate trump's core pitch was simple. if obama's for it, i'm against it. nine months into his presidency, trump has been stymied by a mix of congress, the courts, our allies and adversary i rps this week, he took a page from obama's playbook. when persuasion doesn't work, take action on your own. he moved to desert if i the iran nuclear deal. we'll talk with u.n.
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nikki haley about that later in the program. first, executive orders. they stop the subsidies to health insurers that help low-income americans afford their coverage. that could cause premiums to jump by 25%. the deficit takes a hit. more people will lose coverage. about 7 million americans benefit directly from the subsidies. many more will feel the squeeze. a point hammered home by nevada's republican governor. it's going to hurt kits, families, individuals. it's going to hurt people with mental hemt issues. it's going to hurt veterans. it's going to hurt everybody the. after his one-two punch, the president invited democrats to fix what he's breaking. >> the democrats should come to me. i would even go to them, because i'm only interested in one thing. getting great health care for this country. >> we're joined by democratic
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thank you for joining us. you heard the president. he wants to talk. will you? >> i think we're a little far down the road for that. before we go into him and that this sunday morning, we have to be prayerful for what schaaping in california, on top of puerto rico, texas, harvey, ir may. >> the wildfires. >> the wildfires in california. the hurricanes throughout our country. the violence in nevada. people are hurting. we have to be very prayerful about that. and at this time, you're suggesting that e we sit down with the president. the president says repeal and replace. where is the replace? we haven't seen anything. i don't think -- i think that -- this week, the week of friday the 13th, is the week that president trump went rogue. he went rogue on women's health in particular. affordable care act. the iran decision. that he made. and as he continues his war on the middle class, with his unfair tax
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so, so many things that are not based on evidence and that's problematic. not based on evidence. >> but the question is, what do you do you about it? >> i tried to suggest that while we underour differences, we can find common ground. if we have evidence-based decisions. you have governors hickenlooper and kasich, republicans, saying this is wholesale chaos. you see what republican governor sandoval said. we would like president trump to face the facts. he either doesn't know or doesn't care. >> the payments stop next week. how do you get them back? will you demand them to keep the government open in december, for example? >> we're not about closing down government. the republicans have the majority. they have the signature of the president. it's up to them to keep government open.
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i'll say this. that republicans in congress have to be responsible right now we're fighting them to get children's health shurn. the c.h.i.p. program reauthorized. all of this to give a tax cut to the wealthiest people in our country. a war on the middle class. it's very, very sad. in terms of the health care, we're saying, let's follow what senator murray and alexander are doing. in the senate. they're trying to find common ground. and that should be encouraged. that's one. >> the white house is saying mick mulvaney says the president wants some of his priorities in return. >> what are his priorities? >> building a wael. repealing -- >> oh, please. you can't build a wall. he wants to repeal the
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affordable care act and build a wall? no. i think, in other words some of the things he did the other day, like saying, you can buy insurance across state lines. that's already in the affordable care act. so, i'm just saying, what are -- what are his priorities? except the priority for many of them is, there should be no government role. they never really, the republicans, never really supported medicare when it came into being. they now say it should wither on the vine. this is being about a public rule associated with the good health of the american people. and -- what they're doing with their tax plan and their health bill will hurt medicaid. >> isn't the president getting what he wants repealing obamacare step by step by step? >> he's hurting the american people. this is not about policy or politics. it's about the american people. and if he is -- if he wanted to do that, why would he hurt people and say, now that
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taken the american people hostage, let's talk. we have a path in the senate, bli partisan path. at least, i wonder if he knows what that path is. because, from what he says, it doesn't sound like he has knowledge, knows the facts. bases his decision on evidence. and, that's a problem. >> you say you don't want to shut down the government. the white house has made it clear, if the president doesn't get his priorities, like the wall, with the government funding bill in december, they're not going to have the votes to keep the government open. >> well, why are you putting that on us? they have the majority in the house and the senate and the president's signature. they have the power to keep government open. >> and if they don't, if day can't get there on their own, what price will the democrats demand for their votes? >> it's a negotiation. it's not a price you demand. we intend, by the end of the
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r.e.a.m. act passed. to proe toekt young people. the president says, and i take hymn in good faith. he cares about the young people because the american people care about them. he's going to hear from the american people on the health care bill, as well. you're -- we're moving from the one thing to the next because that's the chaos that is exists in the white house right now. and i just -- maybe he's being ill advised. i don't know. but i do know that when he speaks, he does not speak from the basis of knowledge. that's why -- it's so hard to deal with him. i have said to him, we have had differences with republicans across the aisle or down pennsylvania avenue, we have always been able to at least go forward based on data, evidence. facts. a bottom line in term of a number. to say, unless i get a wall, i'm going shut our government down, is totally ir
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president of the united states. it's part of his war with the middle class. he wants, again, a tax bill unfair to them. if he doesn't get that, repeal affordable care act. if he doesn't get that. >> let me ask you a question. one of your fellow members of congress, sanchez, came out this week saying it's time for change at the top. >> our leadership does a tremendous job. we have a breadth and depth of talent within our caucus. i think it's time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders. >> how do you respond to that? >> i do think we have a great array of talent. i have promoted it all along the way pip think when you see some of the people who represent the house democrats, like adam schiff and the rest, people i have promoted in the party. getting them ready. it's up to the kau us the to select its next leaderships pip enjoy the support of my caucus. >> and you're not going
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>> i'm here -- the affordable care act, as you know, is very important to me. and i -- when the president became president, i saw the threat to it. i said, i gotta stay to take care of the affordable care act the. that's my tight. my mission. but also, to have women, women at the table. at the leadership table. i'm here to fight for our -- our better deal. better jobs. better pay. better future for the american people. i think that the biggest evidence for lack of experience in a job is the president of the united states. so -- i fully intend to make on the basis of my knowledge, my legislative -- i think i'm great legislator. i know the budget. i don't believe that i have -- self-promotion is a terrible thing. but clearly, somebody has to do it. >> thank you for your time today. >> my pleasure. to the republican side. susan collins joins us from bangor,
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you announced this week you're sticking around. staying in the senate ratherer than running for governor. you want bipartisan solutions. take it one of them is what leader pelosi was talking about. the bipartisan bill in the senate to try to fix what is wrong with obamacare. >> that's absolutely right. i'm a member of the senate health committee. which has been doing really important work to try to stabilize the insurance markets. to ensure that premiums go down and that people are going to have access to health insurance. that effort's been led by the bipartisan leaders of lamar alexander and pat tty murray th. we have all had input. four great hearings. democrats have to step up to the plate and assist us. it's a two-way street. >> how about the pr
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of the president right now. >> well, i'm very disappointed in the president's actions of this past week. the debate in washington has been whether or not to repeal the affordable care act in the future. what the president is doing is affecting people's access and the cost of health care right now. and -- i don't agree with his e decision on the subsidies that help low-income people afford co-pays and health care. congress needs to step in. and i hope that the president will take a look at what we're doing. >> president also pushing very hard for tax reform. the first step is senate passing a budget. you hope to do that this week. are you a yes on that budget? >> i'm likely a yes on that budget. i very much want to see tax reform.
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as you know, we haven't had an overall of the tax code since 1986. i don't think there's a single american that thinks the tax code is fair, simple, helps promote job creation. >> some of your colleagues have pointed out concerns. rand paul says he can't support a bill that increases tacks on the middle class. bob corker can't support a bill that increases the deficit. what are your conditions? >> i want to see us help our working families with tax relief and doubling the standard deduction does just that. i want to see us help our small businesses. and i want to see us pursue policies that will encourage our larger corporations to create jobs in this country, not overseas. those are some of my goals. and i think we can get
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reforming the the tax code. and i hope we can keep it a bipartisan effort. >> i just mentioned bob corker. he created quite a stir this week with comments about president trump, including this to "the new york times." >> he doesn't realize that, you know, we could be heading toward world war ii rks with the kind of comments he's making. >> he said the majority of his colleagues in the senate agree with his concerns about the president's volatility. are you one of them? >> well, i have a lot of respect for bob kosher. he's been a good friend and an excellent senator. i don't think the twitter war between him and the president is productive. i think the president needs to learn that his words really matter. that he could say when he was in the private sector is entirely different. every comment hat the president
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makes, even if it's an offhand comment, like the one he made about the calm before the storm, is scrutinized by both our enemies and our allies. so, the president needs to be more careful in his language. but, i think that we all need to get back to work on the issues. >> during the campaign, you wrote that the president's lack of self-restraint was creating the the possibility for a more perilous world. has that come to pass? >> the president's comments at times have not been helpful in promoting stability and reassuring our allies. but he is the president. and i understand that. and as i said, i hope that he'll be more careful with his words in the future. >> the president's former strategist, steve bannon was out this week declaring war on the gop establishment. let's listen. >> and let me give a warning to you.
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one. these folks are coming for you. the day of taking a few nice conservative votes and hiding is over. and right now, it's a season of war against a gop establishment. [ cheers and applause ] >> says he's going to oppose every gop incumbent up in 2018 unless they say they're not going to vote for mitch mcconnell as senate leader. meantime, the the president is meeting with mr. mcconnell tomorrow. are they working at cross-purposes? what is your response to steve bannon? >> they are working at cross-purposes. this is not helpful or appropriate at all. obviously, mr. bannon has the right to support whomever he wants to support. but i think his rhetoric is exactly what the american people are tired of. they don't want this hyperpartisanship. they want us to work together. they want us to get things done. they want us to work across the aisle. they want us
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president. and mr. bannon's over-the-top rhetoric is not helpful. mitch mcconnell is the senate majority leader. the president needs him. i'm glad they're working together on tax reform and other issues. i'm glad they're meeting this week. mr. bannon's comments are not helpful in that regard. >> ambassador haley sup next. do you support the president's desert fieing the the deal? >> he could have reimposed sanctions unilaterally. could have withdrawn from the agreement. he chose not to do that. instead, he put a spot light on two troubling deficiencies in the agreement. deficiencies which cause not only me, but also chuck skooem excuse meer, to vote against the agreement. those desish sis
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there are no limitations on iran's ability to develop ballistic missiles. including an intercontinental ballistic missile which could reach us. a nuclear weapon is the warhead and the means of delivery, as well. second, he outlined a very important point. that is that under the agreement, iran has what i call a patient pathway to developing a nuclear weapon. so we ought to try to fix that. that's what i hope that congress will do. and i hope that the president will consult more fully with our allies since this is a multilateral, not a bilateral agreement. >> senator collins, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you, george. and we'll be right back with ambassador nikki haley.
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that kind of effort. and the world would not support an effort to sapgs them into submission. no deal means a greater chance of more war in the middle east. >> that was president obama in july 2015. let's talk about it with ambassador nikki haley. thanks for joining us. the german foreign minister said yesterday he believing desert if iing the deal puts us more on path toward war. how do you respond? >> iran is not saying death to germany. they're saying death to america. this is not talking about the deal. this is talking about u.s. law. and what u.s. law says is every 90 days, you have to re-evaluate and see if it's still doing and still proportionate from what it was supposed to do. you look their support of terrorism. the ballistic missile test. all they're doing with arms
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what the concessions that we gave them. it's something we can make better. >> you have had the president's military advisers saying iran has been come plying with the deal. let's take a look. >> i do believe it's in our national security interest at the time to remain in the jcpoa? that's a yes or no question. >> yes, senator. i do. >> iran is not in material breach of the agreement. i believe the agreement has delayed the development of a nuclear capability by iran. >> we're not saying they're in breach of the agreement. we're saying of the sites inspected, no, they're doing what they claim to do. but all sites have not been inspected. >> desert
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noncompliance. >> no, they're violating issues. u.s. law is not just part of the agreement. u.s. law takes about everything else. it's good that it does. >> they're not violating the four corners of the nuclear deal. >> i think we're saying, no, as far as we see, they're in compliance of that part of it. what we're saying is, is america still safe? are we still okay with them doing all these other bad things? what you're seeing is, everybody is turning a blind eye to iran. all of those violations out of trying to protect this agreement. what we need to say is, we have to hold them accountable. they can't be continuing to support terrorism around the world like we're seeing they to. they can't continue to test ballistic missiles, which will lead to a nuclear iran. they can't continue to do orms smuggling. >> you're saying you believe there are other dangers posed by
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deal is to the national security interests of the united states. >> i think that's what you hear the president saying. his engagement with congress is manager that never happened under president obama. they were never allowed to discuss it or debate it. congress will now be fully engaged on the threats with iran. these are all lessons learned from north korea. what you see is the president is trying to make sure that iran doesn't become the next north korea. >> if the president moves to change the terms of the deal using congress, what kind of message does that send? doesn't it send a message saying it's not worth endpajing in talks with the united states? >> it sends the perfect message to north key kra. we're not going to engage in a bad deal. should we ever get into a deal, we're going to hold you accountable the. we're not going to look the other way because we thing we ha m
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going to continue to watch it. we have to watch it. we want to be tough, be strong, hold anyone accountable. >> what is the president's position on talking to north korea. he had tweets saying secretary of state tillerson is wasting his time. on friday, he said he's open to it. what is his policy? >> we're not going to do what we have done for the last 25 years. we're not going to belg them to come to the table. we're not going the try to win them over with incentives and things like that. we need them to stop nuclear testing. right away. until then, until they show a willingness to try to be a good international actor, no, there's though conversation. >> if they stop testing, there can with be talks? >> let's wait and see if they stop testing. >> on that, the president has hit secretary tillerson for wasting his time. also reports that you and secretary tillerson are at odds. politico says world war
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inside the administration. your response? >> it's so dramatic. sometimes secretary tillerson and i have differenting opinions. when we come to nsc, everybody has different opinions. at the end of the day, we present the president with the facts. let him make the decision. we all as a team go out and support that decision. i have my relationship with secretary tillerson, general mattis, anyone else. we're alling looing out for the best interest of america. >> we played the clip from bob corker earlier. he told the washington post, when you jack the legs out from under your chief diplomat, you cause all that to fall apart. us working with beijing is effectively the key to not getting a binary choice. when you publicly castrate your secretary of state, you take that off the table. how do you respond? rnlgt i think that is his opinion. i can tell you what i
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i have seen secretary tillerson and the president work together. they work through things. if there is an issue, i haven't heard about it. i think they're going through trying to protect america's interests. they have been very effective. the way we have been able to combat isis in iraq and syria. we're taking on iran. we have developed new allies. saudi arabia. egypt. all of these countries that we're having dialogue with that we haven't had a lot of dialogue with. >> our european allies don't agree with what the president is doing. >> our european allies need to remember that they're not the ones iran is coming to. they agree those things need to stop. now you'll see us going forward talking about those things to bring iran in compliance of the deal and the international community sand what is expected to be a good community
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>> sthank you for your time thi morning. >> thank you. it's disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write and people should look into it. >> president ramped up his war against the press this week. our "roundtable" takes on that and all the week's politics when we come back. it's easy to think that all money managers are pretty much the same. but while some push high commission investment products, fisher investments avoids them. some advisers have hidden and layered fees. fisher investments never does.
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i would offer, those, it is not the best job i ever had. best job i ever had, as i have said many times, is when i was an enlisted marine sergeant infant infantryman. we bring in "the roundtable." mary bruce. katrina vanden heuvel. charlie sykes. "how the right lost its mind." matt schlapp. and van jones. also a new book, "beyond the messy truth." van, le me start with you. the president's actions on his own this week. to desert if i the iran deal. is this a substitute for action, sit effective or more talk in the absence of real support from congress? >> well, think that the president thinks of himself as a disrupter. and,
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right now in business. the reality is, in business, a drupgs is when you have a new idea, a new product that is better than the old. uber didn't go around smashing up taxi cabs. they had a better idea. the problem is, the president is breaking up everything. erasing the obama legacy, and throwing stuff at congress and hoping they fix it. that's not the kind of disruption that make america better. >> it's achieving some of the if the's end. >> it's simple. he said he was going to do these things. he's doing it. on obamacare, he has a reform put in place on the associated plans. the paris agreement. ending the war on coal, it relates to the idea that we'll have manufacturing jobs and energy jobs in america. stop the persecution of nuns. forcing people to pay for contraceptions. it's so refreshing.
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i think his conservative base cleaves to him because of the policy. >> the question is, will the republicans in congress stand behind him? >> this governing by disruption is a risky gamble. at least one republican said the president's move on health care this week was no helpful. he fears they'll own this. the fallout of the the president's decision. here are the options. they can go forward, replace these subsidies, as many republicans want to do. the administration not keen to do that. many republicans say they won't do anything that props up obamacare. at the end of the day, if the president is able to force republicans and democrats to the table, he'll show that he's that great dealmaker that he claim. otherwise, it could really blow back in his face big time. >> charlie sykes is right. do the republicans now own the health care issue? >> sure. you broke it, you own it. this is part of the problem. with all due respect, matt, he's not doing what he said. he's sowing
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pain, shifting the blame. what you're seeing is not repeal. not replace. it's not fixing. it's designed specifically to sabotage obamacare so that what? you can force the democrats to the table? but the problem is that we're finding out, the guy who wrote "the art of the deal" is terrible at this. he's a terrible negotiator. he doesn't understand policy, not the legislative process. think mary is right. it will be hard to get a legislative fix. >> as that all happens, obamacare does unvalve every day. >> it's been undermined. sabotaged. i think that what's important for democrats in 2018 is to ensure that the republicans own trumpcare. as you said, it's the pottery barn rule. you broke it, you own it. and i think that is a compelling message. because, democrats and progressives can no longer just be about resistance. it has to be resistance, renewal, reconstruction.
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i would argue moral ideas of the best time to tell americans that we're on their side. all of this disruption is not transformation. it's not making america greater. it's making america sicker, poorer, dirtier. it's not -- providing economic security for those we need to speak to in those states like wisconsin and pennsylvania and ohio and erode the coalition which trump is diminishing. >> can i mention on the health care piece. let's all look eight. obamacare gave the republicans in large part these majorities. we won on this issue for four straight elections. and, it's also the left. it's besh nooe sander bernie sa those on the left coming out against obamacare. >> they're not against obamacare. >> they're undermining the the central part of obamacare. the l
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>> i've never seen a president of the united states willing to hurt americans to get his way. >> oh. >> willing to have americans be sick. possibly lose their lives, watch their children with conditions because he wants to get his way. i haven't seen that before. i agree with you that our health care system needs to continue to be improved and changed. i support the progressive cause. i'm liling to listen to actual conser conservative ideas. i'm not willing to see the president of the united states put americans at risk to get his way. >> what can democrats do? >> this is why this is such a combustible issue. now you have lawmakers dealing with this as day head into the midterms. they head possibly for it to be used for leverage. we're trying to tack al very long lengthy to-do list.
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protections for dreamers. tax reform. >> leader pelosi didn't want to address it. we're heading for a government shoutdown without democratic votes in december. the question is what price are democrats going demand to keep government open? >> i have a different take. you saw the president playing footsie with charles, chuck and nancy. that went nowhere. that was double crossing them real quick. as this country betrays dreamers. the democratic party should be launching a massive latino voter registration and turnout effort. build the coalition. and erode a coalition which trump, through his own failed promises, is eroding. that is politics. >> that's long term. what about the short term? >> i can't see them willing to compromise much at all. donald trump and steve bannon declaring war on their fellow
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those payments was designed to blow up the changes. you have a republican civil war. i guess republicans will enjoy that. it is to, on a daily basis, distract them from the ageneral gap you think of all of these issues, and the role the president is playing, rather than showing leadership. he's sowing chaos, confusion, and disstrax. >> i get the fact that there is an opinion on donald trump. a lot of people don't like him. i'm used to playing this role on these panels. for the democrats, for chuck and nancy, as they were referred to, it's simple. they have to do their job. if they want to get things done, get daca done. the president wants to get daca done. on the csr payments. i think the president wants to get it done. he wants to goat it done within the context
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aspects. dreamers are accompanied with border enforcement. do your job. sit across the table. it's not that hard. >> you just described probably the most complicated set of negotiations in the history of the republican that the guy is ramming through. and -- i'm not done. we didn't stack up 15 in a row and tweet all the time about everything else. the problem you have is is what you're describing is something that requires real leadership. real finesse. >> on both sides. >> i'll say on both sides. i understand your job. but you have to -- you have to admit that he is his own worst enemy. in order to do what you described, you would need discipline and focus. >> let me break this down and bring to it mary and ka between ya. you said basically, the if the democrats want the dreamers, you have to support a
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saying. >> no, no. he says enhanced border security. he didn't link to it the wall. >> actually, the president and mick mulvaney both linked to it the wall. >> it's interesting. for instance, on the dreamers issue. the president coming out with a list of demands. a classic move from the art of the deal. coming to the table with all these huge requests. i asked leader pelosi about this earlier. she brushed it aside. >> i'm all for transpartisan politics. i think yoer seeing some, by the way, with republicans and democrats coming together on remembering that congress has a role in invoking the war powers act when it comes to the actions in yemen. i thought -- our lead diplomat, not tillerson, ambassador haley, to have someone like that at the u.n., who said there is no talking, what kind of
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is that. >> she seemed to be open the some talk today. >> no. what we have done with iran is take an effective, verifiable, important diplomatic agreement, one in america's national security, an because of pique or anger at obama, unraveling it will make this country and the world less secure. we need diplomacy. i don't usually agree with senator corker. what he said, we have to do everything we can to reduce luke near -- the threat of nuclear war. >> charlie, an extraordinary week. senator corker's remarks. a series of articles. the white house behind the scenes. how to hem in president trump. you said real concern he's not stable. >> it was extraordinary. the sitting u.s. senator, chairman of the foreign relations committee, talk about the lack of stability and discipline of
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the united states. i think what bob corker said is what a lot of americans are thinking but not willing to say in public. the republicans have alied themselves with mad king and they're trying to pretend that he's not, pretend that he's normal. i suggest that the conservatives in denil about this should give him tough love rather than enabling all of this. what bob corker said was a warning flare. reflecting what is going on. that these are major stakes. not twitter wars anymore. he invoked world war iii. if this not a come the jesus moments for republicans -- >> i'll agree with you that donald trump is far from normal. i'll give you that. the fact is this. the iran policy is a redo of the north korea policy. it's the people -- it takes some disruption against the people who have established our foreign policies for decades and decades. let's try to talk them
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let me finish. let's try to talk them out of their nuclear weapons. it's what bob kosher's policy was on iran. he's taking on the president because the president staking on his legacy. that legacy could be at the end of the agreement, iran has a nuclear weapon. >> the iran nuclear program has been frozen for the last two years. >> at the end of the agreement, it's matter of time before iran joins north korea as a nuclearized power. >> i'm born andd ind tennessee. corker is my home state senator. >> did you vote for him? >> no. we're so into the crazy that when something happens, we don't notice. this is not a bomb-tloer. this is someone who supported donald trump. when somebody says something like that, world war iii, this could should
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on the interstate moment. >> he said most colleagues won't say so but they agree with him. >> it's a common sentiment. to hear many say it publicly is incredible. and someone like bob corker. what you're not hearing is what's important. you can count on one hand the number of republicans coming out and taking a side. >> there's been a lot of discussion about enabling and complicity in another part of our society. we're seeing that with this predator. what is important is to understand the signal. the desert if i occasion of the iran agreement. signals to north korea. i thought ambassador haley was a revisionist historian as she talked about how talking
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the north korean program. it's george w. bush who took us into the most destabilizing debacle. we're at risk with trump. >> i have to agree. this is where the credibility of the president is important. david frum said this is the least abnormal decision he's made on foreign policy if the president was credible. that's why this erratic, narcissist narcissistic, thin-skinned -- >> we have to take a quick break. we'll be right back.
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see at the tweet there from president trump. network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged. and if appropriate, revoked. not fair to the public. back to "the roundtable." the national media doesn't have a license. the president doesn't have power to revoke them. it's created debate inside the media. what to do about tweets like that. are they distractions or dangerous? >> there's a fundamental media mall practice when you let trump's tweets drive the morning. define the morning. he's said these kinds of things before. not to let an outrage fatigue take over. you have to remember this sman who sounds more like an autocrat than a democratic le elected president. it's important for the people to understand. the media is not a special interest
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it's lea jit mat check. part of an insty tugs gnat array of checks on the president's power. >> in the constitution. >> if you ignore it, does his message seep in? >> you can't ignore it. he's the president of the united states. the suggestion of the use of government power to pun tissue news media. this is nixon territory. the president over the last 24 hours, bragging about tanking private sector stocks. hurting the nfl. going after the news media. look, this is where you get it with the question of authoritarianism. and as a conservative, small government conservative, this ought to be alarming to people. the president is now talking about retaliatory action. not the first time he's suggested it. >> as talk show host, you ups that the left has talked
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fairness doctrine. i am upset about it. that applies to facebook and twitter. there needs to be a perception by the people who use these platforms that they're getting all sides an people have the ability to impact with their point of view. they took down an announcement from your home state's mash shall blackman. she talked about the atrocities of planned parenthood. this stuff deserves scrutiny. not by the government, but by us. >> some of the reason this works is because the whole system has devolved into this i'm right, you're wrong food fight all the time. in my book, i have gone all across the country. talking to people. what i realized is, there's common pain across the country. we don't yet have common purpose. >> we don't have a common set of facts. >> i think that, trump is not taking advantage of that. i think the people in silicon valley need the to be worried. they seem to be
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divide the country. the algorithms push us apart. >> can i agree with him? >> that is a perfect place to end. today. on a note of agreement. we'll be right back. this season do your holiday shopping on us. introducing the monumental gift shop at mgm national harbor. just use your m life rewards card when you play now through november 7. the more you play, the more gift bucks you'll earn to redeem for monumental gifts like jewelry and electronics. come in today and play to earn your private shopping event for the holidays.
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alberto martinez: puerto rico was already suffering a financial crisis, now it's been wrecked by hurricane maria. sharyl: he blames more than a decade of poor tax and business policies. it's the reason why, before hurricane maria, puerto rico governor ricardo rossello already faced a near impossible climb. how bad is it in a word or two? gov. rossello: government was run, essentially, as a big ponzi scheme. sharyl: it sounds like at least mismanagement, and perhaps even corruption. gov. rossello: certainly a total lack of accountability in puerto rico, managerial foresight, and certainly corruption. scott: in paris, france in 2015, there were two seemingly

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